So I’m working on a projects at the moment, and I’d appreciate all the help that I can get. I want to use the spark core to create a prototype of a pair of gloves that are capable of sensing the force of impact, the acceleration and perhaps that heart rate of the person who is using them. Here’s what I’ve been thinking so far
In regards to sensors:
A thing I had to keep in mind when using the sensors is that they had to be small, and also either placed so that they don’t take damage, or they’d have to be durable towards impact. I’m thinking of putting most of the electronics near the wrist, away from the knuckles. Here are some of the things I want to measure, and how I plan on doing so.
I’ve thought of maybe using some FSR’s, hoping that the padding on the gloves will reduce the force enough so that the sensor’s could present a useful value. The issues with FSRs however seems to be how little force they’re actually capable of measuring. I’d really love some suggestions in this area.
I’ve been thinking of using an accelerometer, I’m not sure how many g’s I should aim for though seeing as the plan is to be able to measure a punch.
Heart Rate -
I really don’t know how I would implement this, any advice is greatly appreciate.
Gathering and presenting that Data :
So far the plan is to create a website where the data will be presented in the form of charts where your performance shown, perhaps the average performance aswell. I’m programming the website in angularJS. I’m using $http.get to retrieve some of the spark variables in my code.